Patchwork, Please!

Patchwork, Please!

Colorful Zakka Projects to Stitch and Give

Book - 2013
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Get fresh inspiration with 19 quick and colorful projects!In Patchwork, Please!, Stitch magazine contributorAyumi Takahashi has created playful and practicalpatchwork projects for the home and the people wholive in it. Sewing should be fun, and Ayumi Takahashi'spatchwork projects embody that happy, playfulapproach.Known for both her distinctive combination ofpatterned fabrics and her quirky interpretations ofvintage style, Ayumi brings this signature approachto 19 sewing projects. The book begins with basictechniques in patchwork, paper piecing, raw-edgedappliqu#65533;, and machine and hand embroidery. Then it'sstraight into an appealing assortment of projects forthe kitchen, home, family, and friends. Along the way,Ayumi shares her passion for color and pattern andeven demonstrates how to create unique patterns byscanning and transferring images onto fabric for a trulypersonal touch.
Publisher: Loveland, Col. : Interweave, 2013.
ISBN: 9781596685994
Branch Call Number: 746.4604 TAK
Characteristics: 143 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.

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ThiefGirl
Jul 12, 2017

I liked the fun color and fabric combinations and the 50s aesthetic on the fabrics. The author also had a great section on color and pattern matching. There were a lot of different projects for the kitchen, kids, travel, home decor, and her sewing instructions were very detailed. However, as pretty as everything was, there weren't really any projects I felt a burning need to make myself.

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pattyskypants
Dec 25, 2013

Are you kidding me? All these patchwork books that are coming out now all have the same projects in them and the first or last chapter is entirely devoted to how to sew and give me a break! I give it one star because I like the fabrics the author used. I just hope the library isn't getting rid of the older, more substantial quilting books to make room for this kind of frippery.

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